Latest update regarding the Coastal Pacific

COASTAL PACIFIC UPDATE

Work is continuing at pace on the reinstatement of the Main North Line following November’s Kaikoura earthquake. Parts of the line are open for freight goods and crews are working fast in both directions but higher safety standards and ongoing seismic events mean that passenger services will be delayed longer than freight. Because of this, it is unlikely that the Coastal Pacific will operate this summer season (September 2017-April 2018).

The Coastal Pacific will be back to service as early as possible for the 2018/2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. This could mean an earlier start date than September 2018. We will continue to keep you updated as a return to service date becomes clearer. In the meantime we can book coach transportation for you between Picton and Christchurch.

 

 

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Accommodation

Our online accommodation reservation system has a range of accommodation options ranging from Motels, Motor Inns, Backpacker Hostels to up market Hostels, Apartments and stylish city boutique hotels and exclusive resorts in hideaway locations throughout New Zealand with rates to suit your travel dollar.

Accommodation ranges from clean, pleasant rooms in country pubs to stylish city boutique hotels and exclusive resorts in hideaway locations. Hotels of world-class standard are found in major cities as well as leading provincial and resort areas throughout New Zealand.

Most accommodation with the exception of motels and hostels, have a bar and restaurant facilities and the rooms include a phone, TV, bathroom and usually tea/coffee-making facilities. Country hotel accommodation and pubs are sometimes in modernised historic buildings, while sporting lodges and up market resorts offer exclusive locations with top-class facilities.

For the budget conscious, there is a range of quality camping ground accommodation, traditional and up market backpacker Hostels (YHA, Nomads and Base) to affordable self catering serviced apartments and hotels.

Our accommodation reservation system is offers real time online availability and rates. You can make instant reservations for Backpacker Hostels, Hotels, Motels and Apartments.

If you require any assistance in making your accommodation reservations, please do not hesitate to contact our New Zealand Travel Team who will be happy to make reservations on your behalf.

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